Elections


Shown is the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
It’s Official: Pennsylvania Democrats Take Over Majority in State House for First Time in 12 Years

All 203 of the state’s House seats were on the ballot this year. With new legislative districts and a number of GOP incumbents not seeking reelection, Democrats succeeded in taking over the majority.

FILE - Pennsylvania state Rep. Summer Lee speaks to supporters before being endorsed by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as the Democratic Party nomination for the state's 12th Congressional District during a campaign stop in Pittsburgh on May 12, 2022. In Pittsburgh, Democrats were concerned about potential voter confusion because the Republican running against Lee is named Mike Doyle, the same name as the city's longtime Democratic congressman, who is retiring at the end of the year. Lee won the race and will become the first Black congresswoman from Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke, File)
Here Are All the Democratic Women Who Were Elected in Pennsylvania

So far, 44 out of the 75 Democratic women who ran in the commonwealth have won their respective elections. The only race that’s still to be called as of this writing featuring a female Democrat is between Democrat Melissa Cerrato and incumbent Republican Todd Stephens in the 151st House district.  

This April 28, 2021, file photo shows the US Capitol building in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
We May Not Know Who Controls the US House and Senate for a Few Days—or Even Weeks

Control of the two chambers of Congress will come down to mail ballots that are still being counted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Oregon—and possibly a December Senate run-off election in Georgia.

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Doug Mastriano May Have Lost, but His Candidacy Itself Was a Huge Red Flag

While Mastriano lost the Pennsylvania governor’s race to Democrat Josh Shapiro by double digits, the fact that a man who openly embraced election denialism, gun fetishism, racism, and antisemitism was the Republican nominee at all is disturbing and evidence of a massive sea change in both Pennsylvania and American politics.

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No Red Wave in Pennsylvania: Democrats Win Majority of House Seats in the Commonwealth

Key victories in Western Pennsylvania, where Summer Lee will become the first Black woman to represent the commonwealth in Congress and Chris DeLuzio flipped a Republican seat, will give Pennsylvania Dems a 9-8 edge in the US House.

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, takes the stage at an election night party in Pittsburgh, early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
John Fetterman Cinches Victory, Will Represent Pennsylvania as US Senator

A contentious election season comes to a close with the former mayor of Braddock defeating celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks before President Joe Biden at a campaign rally Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A Victory Over Extremism: Josh Shapiro Wins Pa. Governor’s Race

The Pennsylvania governor’s race was one of the highest-profile contests in the country—in part because the race served to highlight just how extreme the Republican Party has become.